16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Awao, Mindanao
Drive + Fly:  27​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h
2
Akaslompolo
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stop by Taiga Colors, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki vacation planner.

Awao, Philippines to Helsinki is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time (PHT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Awao in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall

8
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
You've now added Yllas Ski Resort to your itinerary. On the 4th (Mon), stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo holiday builder tool .

Awao, Philippines to Akaslompolo is an approximately 32-hour flight. Traveling from Awao to Akaslompolo, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Awao in January, things will get cooler in Akaslompolo: highs are around -11°C and lows about -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Levi, Yllas Ski Resort
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

5
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at LAURI and Museum - Gallery Alariesto. Arktikum and Korundi House of Culture will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto--about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Museum - Gallery Alariesto, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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